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Rick Phillips, Jr., a certified residential appraiser, licensed in Virginia and Washington, DC, living in Fairfax County, provides an appraiser's point of view to Real Estate issues.
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Brightwood is an unincorporated city in Madison County.  Route 29 is the major highway leading northeast to Culpeper and Northern Virginia, and southwest to Charlottesville.There are some restaurants, lodging facilities, and industrial and farm businesses along Route 29, and single-family housing...
05/15/2010
Madison County, Virginia I would be interested to hear from agents who live or work in Madison, VA.  Madison is the area just beyond Culpeper, which is already thought to be "far out" by us city folk in the DC/Metro area.  Madison (and Culpeper) by the way are quite beautiful.  Vast, green expans...
05/08/2010
Found in every report prepared on the Fannie Mae form (including those used with FHA and VA loans) is the Appraiser Certification. Often, agents "grade" the appraiser on a great many things.  This is a good place to start:   APPRAISER’S CERTIFICATION: The Appraiser certifies and agrees that:   1....
05/08/2010
A Neighborhood in Manassas, Virginia - Point of WoodsPoint of Woods is a newer townhouse development in Manassas City, just off Centreville Road (Route 28).  It is a short distance from the historic district, and it is convenient, via Route 28, to Route 66 which leads east to Washington, DC.Sever...
05/04/2010
A Neighborhood in Washington, DC: 16th Street Heights Sixteenth Street Heights, in Northwest DC, gets its name from the tall Arts & Crafts style houses along 16th Street.  Mixed in with the mostly detached residences are some townhomes and condos.  Close to the Maryland state line, the neighborho...
05/03/2010
TOO LATE I can remember my mom singing along with Carole King on the radio when I used to ride with her to showings back in the day.  "It's too late now, baby, it's too late..." they both sang.  I've moved on to a punkier pop, but the phrase returns. Driving down the winding Vale Road in Oakton y...
05/01/2010
Dominion Station - A Neighborhood in Loudoun County, Virginia Dominion Station is a cluster of townhomes just off the Cascades Parkway in Sterling.  Homes are newer and well built, and the streets proudly carry the names of train themes, Like Box Car Square or Caboose Terrace.  The neighborhood i...
04/28/2010
Irongate - A Neighborhood in Manassas, Virginia As an appraiser (providing residential appraisals in Northern Virginia and Washington, DC), I get to see a lot of different places.  When I have time, I report on them: Irongate is a community of a couple hundred two-level (no-basement) townhomes in...
04/27/2010
Is it just me, or does ARbehave differently on Saturdays in the department of scoring points. I write on here for me, first and for most, and for Google aspsect.  I must confess, I have received business as a result. But the points are kind of fun.  So, when, over the course of the last two weeke...
04/27/2010
Sterling Park - A Neighborhood in Loudoun County, Virginia As an appraiser (providing residential appraisals in Northern Virginia and Washington, DC), I get to see a lot of different places.  When I have time, I report on them: Sterling Park is a community of older, two-level homes, existing in t...
04/27/2010
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Rick Phillips Jr. is a certified residential appraiser licensed in Virginia and Washington, DC. Living in Fairfax County with a location in Arlington, Rick appraises houses in all of Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia. Rick writes about real estate appraisals, appraisal issues, seller and buyer issues, local neighborhoods and market areas, real estate agent tips, steps to understanding a home's value, and much more.